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Green Deal funding available for climate actions

5th October 2022 at 8:09 am

The Green Deal is the catalyst for Europe’s green transformation

With the Green Deal, the EU will contribute billions of Euros to tackle environmental, economic, and societal challenges. This will be done via ambitious funding schemes, especially the EU’s research and innovation framework programme Horizon Europe, the LIFE programme and the four Missions initiatives that address climate change and the environment with a focus on ocean health, soil health, climate action and 100 carbon neutral cities. With the cities mission, 100 European Cities from all 27 member states and associated or aspiring to be associated countries, have already expressed their intention to participate in the Mission. The Green Deal has a strong focus on climate action and energy transformation, trialling and assessing new innovations whilst attending to the social and economic impact of the transition.

The European Green Deal (source: https://eur-lex.europa.eu)

Open calls for climate action

Climate action straddles all areas of the Green Deal but especially within Horizon Europe, cluster 5, Climate, Energy and Mobility and the LIFE programme with its subprogrammes Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation. We have looked at Green Deal funding opportunities from the 2021-2022 work programmes currently open for submission or forthcoming.

There is Horizon Europe funding available with the latest submission deadlines in January 2023. Calls include research and innovation and innovation actions on Photovoltaics, HORIZON-CL5-2022-D3-03-05 and HORIZON-CL5-2022-D3-03-09 both with a deadline on 10 January 2023. There is funding to improve the environmental footprint of the Construction industry, for example, HORIZON-CL5-2022-D4-02-05 will fund work on sustainable buildings with reduced embodied energy and HORIZON-CL5-2022-D4-02-04 will fund work on SMART Ready Buildings. Both are innovation actions with a submission deadline on 24 January 2023. There is funding available for the development of digital solutions for Hydropower operations HORIZON-CL5-2022-D3-03-08 and HORIZON-CL5-2022-D3-03-07 will fund work on renewable bio and non-biofuels. Both are exciting research and innovation projects with a submission deadline on 10 January 2023.

Three Marie Skłodowska Curie Action (MSCA) opportunities

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Additionally, there are three forthcoming opportunities to fund doctoral networks. The HORIZON-MSCA-2022-SE-01-01 will fund staff exchanges, cooperation and interdisciplinary knowledge transfer and the HORIZON-MSCA-2022-COFUND-01-01 will support interdisciplinarity and the development of transferable skills and competencies. The submission deadlines are, for the SE, 8 March 2023, and for the COFUND, 9 February 2023. Another MSCA Doctoral Network grant HORIZON-MSCA-2022-DN-01 is open with a deadline on 15 November 2022. The MSCA programme like other EU funding programmes is firmly committed to the Green Deal as stated in the MSCA Green Charter.

The listing above is not exhaustive and there are other Green Deal / Horizon Europe opportunities open for submission or forthcoming, see table.

Current and forthcoming funding opportunities for climate projects

Call IDTypeDeadlineDescription
HORIZON-CL5-2022-D3-03-02RIA10.01.2023Best international practice for scaling up sustainable biofuels
HORIZON-CL5-2022-D3-03-03RIA10.01.2023Efficient and circular artificial photosynthesis
HORIZON-CL5-2022-D3-03-04RIA10.01.2023Integrated wind farm control
HORIZON-CL5-2022-D3-03-05RIA10.01.2023Novel Thin Film (TF) technologies targeting high efficiencies
HORIZON-CL5-2022-D3-03-06RIA10.01.2023Efficient and low-emission technologies for industrial use of combustion and gasification systems
HORIZON-CL5-2022-D3-03-07RIA10.01.2023Development of algal and renewable fuels of non-biological origin
HORIZON-CL5-2022-D3-03-08RIA10.01.2023Development of digital solutions for existing hydropower operation and maintenance
HORIZON-CL5-2022-D3-03-09IA10.01.2023Recycling end of life PV modules
HORIZON-CL5-2022-D4-02-02IA24.01.2023Solutions for the sustainable, resilient, inclusive and accessible regeneration of neighbourhoods
HORIZON-CL5-2022-D4-02-03RIA24.01.2023Sustainable and resource-efficient solutions
HORIZON-CL5-2022-D4-02-04IA24.01.2023Smart-grid ready and smart-network ready buildings acting as active utility nodes
HORIZON-CL5-2022-D4-02-05IA24.01.2023More sustainable buildings with reduced embodied energy
HORIZON-CL5-2022-D4-02-06CSA24.01.2023Support to the activities of technology areas of the SET Plan
HORIZON-CL5-2022-D4-02-01IA24.01.2023Designs, materials, and solutions to improve resilience
HORIZON-MSCA-2022-DN-01-01MSCA15.11.2022MSCA Doctoral Network
HORIZON-MSCA-2022-COFUND-01-01  MSCA09.02.2023MSCA Cofund Doctoral programme
MSCA Staff Exchanges 2022MSCA08.03.2023MSCA Staff Exchanges 2022

Acquiring EU funding for your Green Deal project

Are you involved in a Green Deal grant application pending submission and feel you would benefit from a professional review of your proposal? Would you like support in developing a high-quality proposal in the competitive environment of EU funding? Our multi-disciplinary team has experience from over 80 European research and innovation projects including recently funded Horizon Europe projects including CORENET, MyPath, ROADVIEW, BREAKthrough and ThermoBreast.

Both LIFE and Horizon Europe will soon publish the 2023-2024 programmes. We are monitoring developments and will report on the opportunities and pathways in the coming weeks.  With our Strategic Grant Planning service, we can help you navigate through relevant funding programmes, identify forthcoming opportunities and develop a strategic and operational action plan for your project ideas. Find out more about the Strategic Grant Planning benefits or contact one of our experts to discuss how we can best support you.

Energy, mobility

Johannes Ripperger

Dr. Johannes Ripperger
Research & Innovation Manager

Strategic Grant Planning

Marco Cavallaro

Marco Cavallaro
Research & Innovation Project Manager